Xiaomi has recently launched two new products, Redmi Note 2 and MIUI7. When compared its predecessor, the design is yet another continuation of its previous models. So, there are no major changes in the appearance. However, there is a big difference between the weights of Redmi Note and Redmi Note 2. Redmi had weight 192g while the latest redmi note 2 drops down to 160g. Similarly, the length and the width of the latest model has shrunk by 2mm as well. As a result, this new model seems and feels a lot better than its previous version and still better than the Meizu M1 note 2 which is very large and heavy for any one’s liking. (Comparision: Redmi Note 2 by Xiaomi: 152*76*8.25mm / 160g: charm blue note2: 150.9*75.2*8.7mm / 149g).
I got a yellow version of this phone which is a high-gloss cover very much like iPhone 5c or the first generation charm blue. It is touch skin-friendly as well.
This phone is equipped with a MTK6795 processor. I ran a performance test and it scored as high as fifty thousand points. The screen is a 1090p high resolution screen with a size of 5.5 inches while 2GB RAM makes this device good enough to run the phone smoothly. Just like the predecessor, its back cover can be opened.
MIUI7 comes with five different themes with an option to shop a variety of new premium themes. Meanwhile, the giant number fonts make it absolutely easy and comfortable to read. Anyhow, there is a slight contrast between the label sizes of HTML5 pages and dialers.
Because of the limited conditions, I could take still images only in a room. But, the Redmi Note2 was able to focus very quickly and the color of the images were crisp and clear. However, there is some additional noise when the picture is taken in weaker light.
To sum it up, there isn’t any dramatic change between the previous generations and redmi note 2 with MIUI7 as MIUI6 was launched with pretty in-depth optimizations.There is a stiff competition faces by this device as Huawei and Meizu are marketing their products massively, but redmi note2 still has an advantage of maintaining the quality and being consistent in its quality which is often termed as the strength of a good tech device.